Hey guys! I am back with another vintage craft to share with you all! In some of my old Good Housekeeping Magazines, they had a section called “The Date Line” that would tell about what was hip with the teens of that generation. I love reading them and some of them even had little craft ideas. My November 1957 issue had a note about girls taking their leather belts and getting their friends to autograph them. I thought that sounded like so much fun! When I was a teen, I had my friends doodle on my favorite pair of chucks. My sisters did the same with bags or stuffies. I guess teens have always been smitten with doodles. It makes me wonder if my grandmother might have had something she cherished when she was young that all her friends signed.
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I decided to take one of my old thrift store belts and doodle on it and have my family sign it. Instead of using a gold leaf pen, I used gold sharpie paint pens. You could easily funk this up even more by using colorful belts and colored paint pens. We wrote my favorite sayings on them, and now I can wear a little reminder of all my favorite people with me. I am seriously smitten with my belt!
I think this is a great idea for graduations since it is that time of year. It would also be fun to have at a party. You could have the wedding parties sign belts for the bride and groom at their showers. Or if your kiddos are leaving the nest, you can sign a belt with family signatures and wishes as a memento of home. I hope I might have inspired some of you all to give this vintage idea a try! I had a blast making mine! I’ll be back soon with another fun vintage craft. Until then…